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Key Takeaways from First-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Earnings season provides a deluge of information about specific companies as well as early insight into industry-level trends.

Dividend Cuts Are All the Rage This Spring

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Several names on our Endangered Dividends List slashed their payouts over the past month.

Strong First-Quarter Results, But Mind the Valuation Gap

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Utility stocks offer exposure to strong underlying fundamentals, but historically elevated valuations mean that investors must stay disciplined.

Taking the Next Step

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
A big deal promises to accelerate this pipeline company's dividend growth.

A New Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
A new deal with regulators and ample investment opportunities to meet de-carbonization goals make this international utility a winner.

Pick Your Prices and Your Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2017
With first-quarter earnings season around the corner, we explain how investors can tune out the noise and focus on what really matters.

A Good Time for the Commoner

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2017
We sold Kinder Morgan’s common stock for a loss at the end of 2015 and rotated into the midstream company’s 9.75% Convertible Preferred Shares of 10/26/18 for their superior yield. This move has paid off with a superior total return.

The Search for Yield

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2017
With many utility stocks trading at frothy valuations, a big yield is hard to find.  

Take Me Over!

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2017
This former utility has transformed itself into an exploration and production company that's a pure play on the Permian Basin.

Power Cut

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 14, 2017
We assess E.On's third dividend cut since 2011 and explore other areas of potential risk.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b